Germinating the Seeds


The road you travel rests.
Crossing into Texas
you hold the brochure
of wild flowers between
you and your host.
'Not even a picture of Lady Bird?'
She saved these for us.
How do you germinate the seeds?
That was her famous question.'

Karen says, Don't make a fool out of yourself.

Here you can swim in the lake
with your dog. The beach is open,
and water's so warm
neither of you will want to get out.
Two teenagers giggle and make out
in the water, and you focus
on your dog's wet fur.
You don't have to watch to feel
the electricity in the water.

Jim Bodeen
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Dedicated in 1993 by Governor Ann Richards
20 July 2010

Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sunrise

1 comment:

  1. poaching into free wireless floating in the air at Manzanita to track you. this is a lovely picture i show around the breakfast table, all kids and spouses and grandkids. we are here till friday then off to denmark on monday. drove eleven hours from 7000 feet in Stanley to sea level on Sunday. lots of land, followed several rivers and have decided we are a people who can be found in the names of our creeks. thanks for your chronicle. kjm